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Search: Posts Made By: MITBeta
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-03-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 4,333
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Too Much, Too Soon?

You need to STOP the boat to heave to (or nearly so). make a slow tack leaving the jib alone so that it becomes back winded. When you are head to wind, keep the boat pointed here until you are...
Forum: US Northeast 11-26-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Riggers in Massachusetts

I used Rigging Only to have a new rig built earlier this summer. They made some kind of a mistake related to a change in the hardware they were using, but they fixed it immediately with no questions...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-26-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,300
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Poor tacking on a Hobie

My wife and I stayed with friends in the Outer Banks this summer and we all wanted to go sailing, so we rented 2 Hobie Getaways. I had some trouble tacking at first, but my wife (who has WAY less...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-29-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,550
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Kid overboad plan

The great thing about inflatables is that you can deflate, or partially deflate them, swim, and then re-inflate.
Forum: Racing 08-28-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Rule 10 and rule 18?

Boat B should have used its starboard tack status to its advantage earlier (before the zone) or jibed and used its leeward status to its advantage earlier. Once in the zone, the inside boat gets...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 1,945
Posted By MITBeta
Re: I saw the USS Constitution under sail!

We also see the Constitution at least once a week, since she's docked two piers over from the Courageous Sailing Center. But we did get to see her on the water last week as well. We saw her sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,337
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Capsizing fears

15 Type I lifevests = 330 lbs of buoyancy. Keelboat weighs 1300 lbs.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 5,740
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Nuclear s(n)ubs

Ha, ha, ha, ha, hah! Excuse me while I clean my drink off of my monitor... :laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 2,945
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Any sailors in new england?

My boat is on a trailer, but I like the Bristol boat ramps: Colt State Park and Mt. Hope Bay. I'm not sure I want to bring my boat through the currents under the Sakonnet River bridge, though.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,337
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Capsizing fears

I sail a Rhodes 19 frequently and have been out in 20 knot winds, gusting to 30. You need to know how to "feather" the boat into the wind -- ride the line between close hauled and the no-go zone. ...
Forum: Racing 08-10-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 4,055
Posted By MITBeta
Re: racing rules question narrow channel

I don't think there's anything in the rules about boat lengths, but the privileged boat definitely needs to give the give way boat time to react when asserting that privilege. I was in a race a...
Forum: Racing 08-09-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 4,055
Posted By MITBeta
Re: racing rules question narrow channel

So why didn't you luff him up instead? Or tack and get out ahead of him? Or slow down, let him go by and tack under him?

I'm not saying you weren't right, but you still had a lot of options.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-06-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,716
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Dinghy sailing - tacking

Ballast in a dinghy is important too. Move to the low (leeward) side of the boat just before you start the tack. This will start the boat turning into the wind. Then move the rudder AS LITTLE AS...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-23-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By MITBeta
Re: An occurance on Rainbow Bay

The Rhodes should sail very slowly on jib alone in LIGHT winds, from my experience. But in heavy winds the wind will be putting more effort into turning the boat off the wind than driving it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By MITBeta
Re: What to look for, look out for in a used sail

Thanks, Rich. I'll be making use of your tips.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By MITBeta
What to look for, look out for in a used sail

I saw a Craigslist ad today for a used main for my exact model of my boat. My main is all blown out and is so bad that I can't make ANY progress to windward under main alone.

How do I evaluate...
Forum: US Northeast 06-19-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Quonset Airshow anchoring

Thanks for all the advice. We got a late start on the day and came out of Colt State Park in Bristol. We ended up getting down to about the R6 nun off the west side of Prudence Island just as the...
Forum: US Northeast 06-15-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By MITBeta
Quonset Airshow anchoring

I'm thinking about taking my O'Day 20 out to the airshow tomorrow at Quonset Point. Anyone have any advice about good anchoring spots where we won't get rolled too much? I'll probably be using a...
Forum: US Northeast 06-13-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Dock and Dines?

I'll add one more to this thread:

Looks like Legal Seafood opened docks at its Boston Harborside location this season:

Legal Sea Foods - The Standard for Quality and Freshness in the Restaurant...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 673
Posted By MITBeta
I have no furling genoa fairlead tracks...

... and need some. Here's what the rail of my O'Day 20 looks like:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By MITBeta
Re: cant attach lower shrouds help!

Make sure nothing is kinked or twisted...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 06-08-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,265
Posted By MITBeta
Re: How to secure a baby

We have taken a car seat on fin keel daysailors (Rhodes 19) as a place to put an infant if a 2nd set of hands was needed in a pinch. HOWEVER, we never strapped our kid into it. He could sit in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 8,631
Posted By MITBeta
Re: How Far Do You Heel...?

I found that I have been able to soothe the fears of my daughters with respect to healing by demonstrating the use of the main sheet and its effect on the heel angle. On a close haul course: Trim...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-01-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Dismasted: Broken forestay

As a follow up, I dropped off all of (what's left of...) my standing rigging at Rigging Only in Fairhaven yesterday morning. Can't wait to get the boat back in the water...

For the next two...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 05-29-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 7,325
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Sailing with a 4 year-old

More like a time-out... :rolleyes:
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